What to Do on Christmas Day in St. Louis

Local Stores, Restaurants and Attractions Open on Christmas

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When you're done opening presents on Christmas, you might be looking for something else to do. Here are the local stores and attractions that are open on Christmas Day. If you want to get a bite to eat, check out St. Louis Area Restaurants Open on Christmas Day.

For more holiday happenings, see St. Louis' Best Christmas Light Displays and 25 Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve in St. Louis.

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    Blueberry Hill

    Blueberry Hill is a St. Louis favorite on the Delmar Loop. This restaurant and nightclub is open every day of the year including Christmas. If you're looking for a place to hang out and have a few beers, this is it. Blueberry Hill is open on Christmas night from 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

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    Santa's Magical Kingdom

    Many of the Christmas light displays in St. Louis are closed on Christmas, but not Santa's Magical Kingdom. The lights will be twinkling in Jellystone Park in Eureka from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. You can drive your car through the display or take a wagon ride. Santa Claus himself will also be there to greet the kids.

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    Neighborhood Lights

    Another option for seeing holiday lights on Christmas Day is to take in a neighborhood display. Candy Cane Lane in south St. Louis, and other local streets will be lit up for visitors.

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    Steinberg Skating Rink

    After getting your fill of Christmas dinner, head over to Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park to work off some of those calories. The ice rink is open extended hours from 10 a.m. to midnight December 16 - January 7, including Christmas Day. Skating fees are $7 a person. Skates are also available to rent for $6.

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    Hidden Valley Ski Resort

    Another way to work off those Christmas calories is with a little skiing or snowboarding. Hidden Valley Ski Resort is open for a special moonlight ski session on Christmas night from 6 p.m. to midnight.

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    Movie Theatres

    Christmas night is a popular time to go to the movies. After a big meal, sometimes it's best to just sit for a while. St. Louis area theaters, including AMC and Wehrenberg, are open on Christmas Day.

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    Poker, Blackjack, Slots. Whatever your game, you can play it on Christmas. Local casinos including Lumiere Place, River City Casino and Ameristar are open for anyone wanting to try their luck.

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    Walgreens is always very busy on Christmas Day. It's the one place you can go if you run out of toilet paper or Tylenol (other than a gas station).
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    Sesame Chinese Restaurant

    For a good, non-traditional Christmas meal, try Sesame Chinese Restaurant at 10500 Watson Road in Sunset Hills. The restaurant has a wide variety of Chinese dishes served in a nice, comfy dining room. It's often busy on Christmas, but not so busy that you have to wait more than a few minutes to get a table.  

    For more dining options, see St. Louis Area Restaurants Open on Christmas Day.